Chris Powell: Charlton boss upbeat despite League Cup loss

Chris Powell

Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell says he can take positives from their Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Huddersfield Town.

The Championship side are yet to win a league game this season.

He told BBC London 94.9: "It is quite tough for us at present and we are looking for something to just pick ourselves up.

"The display from our players has certainly given me a lot of pleasure and a lot to look forward to."

He added: "We haven't won in the league - only in the Capital One Cup against Oxford.

"If I am positive and looking forward to us getting better, there were certainly a lot of aspects I can take from the game."

Powell made eight changes from the side which started Saturday's abandoned game against Doncaster for the trip to Yorkshire on Tuesday.

After a switch in their playing system and leading twice, the Addicks were eventually beaten 3-2 by the Terriers.

"It was a real heart-warming performance in the first half but we didn't have the goals in the end," Powell continued.

"We could have been two or three to the good at half-time. It is about being clinical and taking those chances when they come.

"Joe Pigott did particularly well up front without getting a goal as a reward and that can only bode well for him.

"There are some other lads who have said to me they want to be in the team and I gave them a chance. My midfield three were good, we had good balance in defensive areas and the wing-backs took to the system well.

"There is a lot for me to be pleased with although we are here to win. We just couldn't close it out."

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